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Research and innovation workshop on strategies for UK-Singapore collaboration: post-symposium report

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Kheng-Lim GohORCiD



This is the authors' accepted manuscript of a report that has been published in its final definitive form by UKSAEI, 2023.

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A workshop on 'Developing a collaborative research agenda', otherwise known as 'A Plan for a Plan', has been organised by the UKSAEI Research & Innovation Subgroup from 13-15 Dec 2022. The aim of the workshop was to provide a platform for members to explore strategies and practical steps for collaboration between members from UK and Singapore universities.A total of 19 participants from the Alliance took part in this workshop. The workshop was held over three separate sessions. The first session involved presentations from various funding agencies and related agencies from UK (i.e. UKRI, UUKi, InnovateUK, SIN-British High Com) and Singapore (i.e. NRF). The second session involved addressing members' understanding of challenges in collaborating. The third session addressed ways to move forward.From the discussion, some key issues highlighted by the participants as desirable features for designing and developing a framework for research are: mobility, platform for meetings, internal fundings and industry-support. As to how a framework for research collaboration could look like, the participants identified features and mechanisms related to: research themes, measuring progress and resources, for incorporating into the framework. Moving forward, the participants identified a list of key issues to be addressed in a white paper by a separate working group. The paper would be circulated to UK and Singapore funding agencies for feedback and discussion of plans, proposals and resources to conduct proposed activities. To reflect on the outcomes of workshop and to shape the white paper further, a post-symposium sub-group meeting has identified the short, medium and long-term outcomes for working with the funding agencies in both countries that could benefit the UKSAEI universities.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Goh KL, Taylor J, Perrin C

Publication type: Report

Publication status: Published

Series Title:

Year: 2023

Print publication date: 23/02/2023

Online publication date: 23/02/2023

Acceptance date: 23/02/2023

Institution: UKSAEI

ePrints DOI: 10.57711/4bmz-1h06